Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, Victoria invites operators of CBD and downtown cafes, restaurants and pubs to build supplier relationships and connect with the market's network of experienced wholesalers.
Wholesale Tuesday starting today (November 9th) is an official call for the local hospitality industry to source fresh and specialized produce and groceries directly from market vendors.
Building on the established wholesale service in the market, 27 dealers are taking part in this initiative. These dealers provide a unique, personalized service at competitive prices through wholesale and wholesale offers for small business owners.
Wholesale Tuesday allows companies not only to source high quality market products, but also to access a wealth of knowledge and seasonal insights from the market's specialist dealers.
Stan Liacos, CEO of Queen Victoria Market, says the market is proud to continue supporting the wholesale business as a valuable channel for fresh produce and specialty retailers.
“The wholesale business goes back to the basics of our city market and is still a permanent part of the history of Queen Victoria Market,” he says.
“A wide range of retailers have extensive wholesale experience supplying hospitality businesses, and Wholesale Tuesday serves to highlight and support this important aspect of the market business.
"Wholesale Tuesday offers insights into retailers with in-depth knowledge of food, products and origins and is a one-stop shop for small businesses looking for quality products combined with convenient, personable and reliable service."
The market offers a diverse selection of wholesale products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, artisanal bread, hard-to-find cheeses, antipasti, small items, special cuts of meat, eggs, seafood, tea and coffee specialties.
Melbourne City Mayor Sally Capp says Wholesale Tuesday is a fantastic way to build more connections and relationships between the city's hospitality scene and the iconic market.
“This initiative improves what makes shopping at Queen Victoria Market great: great service, quality products and unique local and international food,” she says.
"Importantly, Wholesale Tuesday is a great example of how Queen Victoria Market merchants and urban businesses can support one another while contributing to the critical recovery of Melbourne's hospitality industry."
Traders at Queen Victoria Market invite chefs, innkeepers, caterers and food service establishments to chat and find out how they can support their business, what wholesale offers they can offer and what products they recommend weekly, from top-quality seasonal products to to unique special products. The ability for wholesale customers to view and try products, coupled with expert guidance from market traders, adds another layer to the personalized service.
Mark Scott of Bill & # 39; s Farm in the market's Dairy Produce Hall says that with restaurants, cafes and hotels reopening, Queen Victoria Market has very competitive prices and the widest range of products:
“The great thing about Wholesale Tuesday is that hospitality companies can get everything they need in the market: meat, fish, fruits and vegetables, and delicatessen all in one place and in small or large quantities,” says Scott.
Wholesale customers can identify participating retailers at Queen Victoria Market by looking for wholesale Tuesday signs at each booth and viewing the list of retailers and their specialties online at qvm.com.au/wholesale-tuesday.